While it is often a more “respected” individual featured on this blog, this death is tragic and relevant to those of a younger generation who enjoyed many laughs at the “Jackasses” expense. In discussing this with a few of my peers this morning we came to the conclusion that what is more impressive is the fact that none of the Jackass crew has died before this. Below is more on the story from CNN. Side note: I’ve read approximately 5 news stories about Ryan Dunn’s death this morning and the CNN story is the only one not mentioning Ryan’s claim to fame being the fact that he once forced a toy car up his rectum. How do you want to be remembered?
Ryan Dunn, one of the stars of MTV’s “Jackass” films and TV series, was killed in a fiery car crash on a Pennsylvania highway early Monday, police said.
A passenger in Dunn’s 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 was also killed, but investigators have not positively identified the body, according to the police report sent to CNN.
The red-bearded Dunn, 34, was famous for his pranks and dangerous stunts on the show, which evolved into a successful film franchise.
West Goshen, Pennsylvania, police were called to the wreck scene on State Route 322 at 2:30 a.m., the police report said.
“Upon arrival, police located one vehicle off the road and in the woods that was fully engulfed in flames,” the report said.
“Speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident,” police said, although the investigation is in its preliminary stages. Dunn was driving the Porsche, which was registered in his name, police said.